Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.

“I went to the Oconee Camp and was assigned to work on an old farm house that belonged to a brother and sister who were both in their late 80’s. The house needed a lot of siding replaced, a section of roof replaced and the whole house painted; when we started I did not see that we could complete the work in five days. The house had been built by their father in the early 1900’s and had seen very little maintenance since construction. During our planning meeting Sunday, one of the young girls working on this project told us that she had a fear of heights. Monday morning I was asked to replace damaged siding, so I would work with one youth at a time to help them do the work. I noticed the girl working with me seemed to have a death grip on the scaffolding as we climbed to work on the second floor; this was the one who said that she had a fear of heights. By the end of the week she was bouncing on the scaffold board with no fear at all (she did have a safety harness on) having a great time. This will be my 18th year participating in the Salkehatchie Summer Service Program; it is a blessing to me and was instrumental in my becoming involved with Missions.”  John Nesbitt


Location: Camps all over South Carolina

Dates: 2nd week of June through end of July

Age Group: 14 years and older

Projects: Construction, Home Repairs, & Spiritual Outreach

Cost: $215.00

Contact: John Nesbitt

Sign-ups start early each year through




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